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In these cases, matter from the star falls into its ultradense partner, and the swirling gas forms what's known as an accretion disk around the black hole's maw.
Theorists suspected an unseen orbiting companion was sucking in material from the star, creating a superhot accretion disk blazing with x-rays.
Somehow, the accretion disk of mostly hydrogen gas that surrounded the early sun coalesced into the rocky planets and asteroids in the solar system, and those protoplanets shed some elements in a process known as devolatilization.
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